Domestication of Foreign Emotion: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Over News Representation in 2011 Japan Earthquake by Journalists From China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

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Abstract

This article examines the cultural factors influencing the way in which foreign emotions are domesticated for local audience in international news. As a cross-cultural comparison, the paper studies the case of 2011 Japan earthquake and see how emotions Japanese victims were interpreted and presented by on-site journalists of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Two major factors of cultural experience and reflexive perception of relation were found influencing the domestication of foreign emotions. The study also provides a non-geopolitical and non-Western perspective of international representation of distant sufferings.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2013
Event63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, ICA 2013: Challenging Communication Research - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 201321 Jun 2013
https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ica/ica13/ (Link to online conference programme)

Conference

Conference63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, ICA 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/06/1321/06/13
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